Schubert and Prokofiev always followed their hearts and their ears, even when the world misunderstood them. Schubert never had a symphony performed publicly in his lifetime, but he conjured masterful sounds in the “Unfinished” Symphony that he abandoned midway, inexplicably. Music from Rosamunde—one of his many failed attempts to break into the theater world—matches the intensity of the “Unfinished” Symphony, and may have actually begun as its finale. Prokofiev endured his own rejections during his years of exile in Europe, especially once he turned toward a self-described “new simplicity.” Hailed by BBC Music Magazine as “one of the world’s greatest violinists”, Georgian Lisa Batiashvili brings her insightful perspective to Prokofiev’s elegant Second Violin Concerto, a work steeped in the crosscurrents between Russia and the West.


SCHUBERT: Entr’acte No. 1 from Rosamunde
PROKOFIEV/CHIHARA: Schubert Waltzes Suite
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 Unfinished
PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63

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